There's nothing more iconic and breathtaking than the Statue of Liberty. If you're on the hunt for NYC Statue of Liberty tours close to our Grand Central Station hotel, then look no further than this guide below! A world-reknown joint effort between France and the United States, built to commemorate the relationship between the two nations, the Statue herself is formed from sheets of hammered copper laid over a steel framework that crowns a pedestal on a small island in Upper New York Bay, known as Liberty Island. As millions of immigrants arrived in America through nearby Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty remains the symbol of freedom and democracy that has come to embody the American spirit, as well as being one of the world’s most prominent landmarks.
Visiting the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island is always the highlight of any trip to New York City. Tickets to this national monument come in three types: Grounds Only Tickets - with general access to the island but not the pedestal or statue; Pedestal Tickets - allowing access to the top of the pedestal and the museum; and Crown Tickets - with access to the crown, pedestal and museum. Pedestal and crown tickets should be reserved well ahead of time.
Address: Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004
Hours: Mon–Sun 8:30am - 4:00pm
Phone: (212) 363-3200
Cost: Grounds/Pedestal Tickets from $18.50 (adults); Crown Tickets from $21.50 (adults)
Seeing the Statue of Liberty from the island of Manhattan is impressive enough, but seeing her from the water, up close and personal, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you and your family will remember forever. Discover amazing views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and the entire Manhattan skyline with a guided tour that takes you through the history of New York City as never before from your sightseeing vessel!
Address: Pier 16 (89 South Street at Fulton Street near South Street Seaport) or Pier 83 (42nd Street and the West Side Highway), New York, NY
Hours: (vary due to season and weather)
Phone: (212) 563-3200
Cost: From $17 - $31 (depending on cruise package, duration and ticket selection)